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* Comprehensive website plus links provided by the national Sure Start unit .

* National evaluation of Sure Start run by a group led by Professor Edward Melhuish at the institute for the study of children, families and social issues, part of Birkbeck college, London. All findings available on

* A 2020 vision for early years, by Vidhya Alakeson of the Social Market Foundation think tank. The possible future of early years provision in the UK. Downloadable from

* Daycare Trust ( The national childcare campaigners.

* Capacity: new children's services think tank with Norman Glass and Margaret Lochrie as two of the directors. Website,, under construction.

* Literacy Trust ( Background and news reports regarding all Labour's early years initiatives.

* Eppe ( Long-term major research run from London's institute of education studying the effects of early childcare and education and identifying good practice.

* Preschool Learning Alliance ( Charity that represents and supports 15,000 community pre-schools in England. Also involved in Sure Start.

* Nursery World ( Weekly magazine, sister publication to The TES. News, features and research on childcare and nurseries.

* Head Start ( History of and insights into the United States' Head Start programme, a model for Sure Start.

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